Gun Control Group Repeats President Biden’s War Threats Against Gun Owners

President Biden (Photo: WhiteHouse.gov)

By Larry Keane

The problem with outlandish threats against law-abiding gun owners is they get repeated. That’s especially true when gun control groups seize upon careless remarks by President Joe Biden that the U.S. government would consider using actual weapons of war against those who dare to believe the Second Amendment protects the nation against a tyrannical government.

Newtown Action Alliance’s Po Murray tweeted, “A gun rights activist from Newtown told me he needs an AR15 to defend himself from a tyrannical government. I told him the CIA has drones with missiles. Hellfire R9X/“knife bomb”/“flying Ginsu” was used to kill al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri.”

The irony here is rich. An antigun activist that wants to disarm law-abiding citizens for exercising their right to keep and bear arms is repeating a threat of lethal force – and – comparing those gun owners to international radical terrorists.

She attempted to clarify her tweet with another three days later tweeting, “Let me be clear. The government is not coming for you with a drone.”

Ramping Rhetoric

Newtown Action Alliance’s Murray isn’t a stranger to inflammatory and hyperbolic language. She labeled Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis “a racist homophobic misogynistic power hungry fascist,” and tweeted that NSSF is a “Trumpian right wing gun lobby.”

For the record, NSSF works with elected officials on both sides of the aisle. That’s harder these days, as most Democrats adopted a radical antigun agenda that would violate the U.S. Constitution and deny law-abiding gun owners their rights.

Murray, though, thinks it is perfectly fine to threaten those gun owners with lethal force from Hellfire-equipped drones. In her estimation, those gun owners exercising their God-given rights that won’t consider surrendering to her radical gun control agenda are no better than terrorists.

Noir On Biden: ‘He’s talking to us like we’re an invading force’

If the line of using U.S. government-owned actual “weapons of war” sounds familiar, it’s because that was a line repeated again and again by the Commander-in-Chief himself. President Biden said in 2021, “If you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

War Drums

President Biden made the off-the-cuff remark just months after he ordered the hasty withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, leaving behind more than $7 billion in military equipment – weapons of war -that was transferred to Afghan forces, only to be seized by the Taliban.

CNN reported, “More than 300,000 of the total 427,300 weapons the US gave to Afghan forces remained in Afghanistan at the time of the US military withdrawal, according to the [Defense Department] report. Less than 1,537,000 of the ‘specialty munitions’ and ‘common small arms ammunition,’ valued at a total of $48 million, are still in the country, the report states.”

President Biden wasn’t the first to suggest open war against U.S. citizens. Failed presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) flippantly tweeted that gun owners that would dare consider opposing a tyrannical government attempting to seize their lawfully-owned firearms would face a “short war” because “the government has nukes too.”

This is far from responsible speech. President Biden and Congressman Swalwell were irresponsible for threatening U.S. citizens then, and it was irresponsible for Newtown Action Alliance’s Murray to repeat it again.

This isn’t searching for common ground to arrive at real solutions. This rhetoric is dangerous and reveals the hostility these gun control groups, and the politicians they support, have for the Constitution and those who exercise the rights protected by it.

Larry Keane is Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the firearms industry trade association.

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{ 23 comments… add one }
  • Ej harbet August 16, 2022, 3:00 pm

    Building a monster is fun until it eats your face and urinates on your skull.

  • John Boutwell August 12, 2022, 5:21 pm

    You chuckle heads need to get off your asses and vote these clowns out of office .

    • Hondo August 15, 2022, 8:51 am

      What makes you think they won’t steal the mid-terms too?

  • Rick August 12, 2022, 10:58 am

    I am sure Russia and China would be more then happy to supply MiGs, Tanks and whatever else the revolution would need , Biden is a dumb ass our government is being run by crazy activists, so before anyone starts a civil war let’s try to vote them out for good first

  • Stan d. Upnow August 12, 2022, 10:37 am

    Lord, am I ever sick of these idiots on the Right, who keep clamoring for “unity” and “seeking common ground.” They are either blind, stupid, or likely both. There will never be reconciliation with those Progressive-Socialist subversives. NEVER! They don’t want it, and given who they are & what they are after, neither do we. The threat is real; deal with it or perish.

  • Jim August 12, 2022, 8:44 am

    The FBI, cannot stop the mass shooters they know about. They cannot stop drugs from coming across our border. They cannot stop the gangs running rampant in Liberal Cities, killing untold numbers and wounding many more, every weekend in America. How is it these lunatics believe, that if provoked, they could control, and disarm millions of Americans protecting themselves against a tyrannical government.

    • Stan d. Upnow August 12, 2022, 10:47 am

      The current crop of subversive Progressive-Socialists in charge would unleash the military on the populace in a second after declaring marshal law on a pretext. That’s why they’ve been actively purging the military of any suspected patriotic “white nationalists,” replacing them with compliant trannys who would happily obey orders to “kill the transphobes!” Without military/police backing, every totalitarian regime is vulnerable, and they know it!

  • J Jones August 12, 2022, 7:50 am

    Afghanistan held off the Soviet Union and the U S for decades with antiquated weapons for decades….It seems Leftists and Anti-Gun Cowards have learned absolutely NOTHING from History.

    • Stan d. Upnow August 12, 2022, 10:50 am

      antiquated weapons?? The U.S. was supplying them with modern weaponry. It was their determination & grit, plus the home-field advantage that won in the end.

  • Let's go Brandon, FJB August 12, 2022, 6:28 am

    As a veteran; I swore an oath to defend the constitution against enemies foreign and domestic as did millions of veterans. This regime is clearly domestic enemies. I recall hearing an article stating that there are more AR’s than there are F-100 series Ford trucks in America. If the clowns in Washington think that Jan 6 was an insurrection with the FBI and MAGA grandmas; they aint seen nothing if they want to use force against the American people. Si Vis Pacem Parabellum.

  • Sean August 12, 2022, 6:11 am

    Where’s bluedog on this one? Ol’ blueballs probably agrees with swallowswell.

    • Stan d. Upnow August 12, 2022, 10:56 am

      he/she/him/it is at a meeting of Everytown for “Gun Safety” to get the notes for the next comment board post. You don’t think the moron comes-up with that crap own his own, do you?

      • Blue Dog (he/him) 🧢 August 12, 2022, 1:00 pm

        Of course I own my own, Stan. 😉

    • Blue Dog (he/him) 🧢 August 12, 2022, 11:00 am

      I know, I know. Govern me harder, daddy.

      Look, blue balls is funny and all but Blue Dong is right there. I am not mad at you, Sean, I am just disappointed.

      • D.J. August 13, 2022, 8:27 pm

        I honestly believe you to be so full of “ sierra “ ,
        that it is only a matter of time before you float away .

      • Hondo August 15, 2022, 9:41 am

        I’m sorry bluedouche it/clown you don’t get to pick, silly liberal.

    • Kane August 12, 2022, 2:13 pm

      BD thinks his fellow lefties will allow his to keep his 1911. What a sucker. Fake POTUS #46 talks about 9mm needing to be banned because of the potential terminal ballistics. Guess BD missed that clip, maybe gun grabbers plan to go after the shotguns last. So much for racking your shotgun and sending the criminals running

  • RJG August 11, 2022, 11:26 am

    If the government will go after President Trump as they have since 2016, how can you believe they would not attack you in an even more vile and violent way? That is unless your name is Hunter.

  • survivor50 August 10, 2022, 10:09 am

    When the ” GOVERNMENT ” threatens you with DRONES and NUKES … that’s no longer a GOVERNMENT … it’s a DICTATORSHIP !!!

    • Phil August 12, 2022, 7:17 am

      How can a federal organization handle millions of gun owners when it can’t control tribal countries and SE Asian dictators? DoD and the current Administration are delusional.

  • bobsyouruncle August 9, 2022, 7:14 pm

    The government is not coming for you with a drone, except when they are.

    • Stan d. Upnow August 12, 2022, 11:03 am

      In the movie, “The Bourne Legacy,” Jeremy Renner takes-out a drone that’s after him with a rifle shot. Not very likely to happen, but it may be possible.
      The real question is whether the remote drone operators would actually carry-out orders to kill our civilians. In which case, it’s open war on them.

  • paul I'll call you what I want/1st Amendment August 9, 2022, 12:50 pm

    yeah and even hint that you may be thinking that about one of our masters/betters and they will lock you up and throw away the key! Perfect example of why there is a 2A and unabated by the founders!

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